Baltar emailed me the news earlier today. I couldn't really think about it until now, and I find myself disproportionately sad. I know Syd was the first to die, but the Pink Floyd I loved was the one that came after Syd, and Roger Wright was a huge part of that. So really, for me, this is the first time one of the members of my favorite band of all time has passed away.
Space Cowboy links to David Gilmour's statement:
In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick's enormous input was frequently forgotten.
He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound.
And the video from this version is shit, but you can really hear Wright's parts (fifteen years earlier than the one above):
Posted by binky at September 15, 2008 09:07 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Music